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Welcome to Gorum ...

Gorum is located in Natchitoches Parish<1>.

The location of Gorum has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Gorum is 130 feet [40 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Gorum lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Gorum: (318)

The ZIP code for Gorum: 71434<4>

Communities near Gorum ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Gorum.

  • Colfax [Grant Parish]
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    • Colfax [Grant Parish] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Gorum
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,431 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colfax have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colfax
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colfax<6>
  • Boyce [Rapides Parish]
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    • Boyce [Rapides Parish] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Gorum
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 968 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boyce have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boyce
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boyce<6>
  • Montgomery [Grant Parish]
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    • Montgomery [Grant Parish] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Gorum
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 716 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montgomery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montgomery<6>
  • Natchez [Natchitoches Parish]
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    • Natchez [Natchitoches Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Gorum
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 591 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Natchez have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Natchez
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Natchez<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Simpson [Vernon Parish]
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      • Simpson [Vernon Parish] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Gorum
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 582 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Simpson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Simpson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Simpson<6>
    • Flatwoods [Rapides Parish]
    • Mora [Rapides Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mora
      • Mora [Rapides Parish] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the south of Gorum
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mora<6>
    • Cloutierville [Natchitoches Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloutierville
      • Cloutierville [Natchitoches Parish] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the north of Gorum
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cloutierville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cloutierville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cloutierville<6>
    • Lena [Rapides Parish]
    • Melrose [Natchitoches Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melrose
      • Melrose [Natchitoches Parish] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Gorum
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Melrose have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melrose
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Melrose<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Gorum. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Gorum.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Gorum. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Gorum.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Gorum. See our Newspapers Page for Gorum.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gorum ...

Looking for more information about Gorum? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Gorum, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Gorum.

Adding Gorum to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Gorum in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Gorum was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Gorum on our Genealogy Page.

Visit our Community Index for Louisiana

About Natchitoches Parish

About Louisiana

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Gorum. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Louisiana's parishes, including Natchitoches, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gorum - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Gorum). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Gorum or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Gorum) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Gorum. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from GorumOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gorum. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4330, Longitude: -92.9435       In this case, the coordinates for Gorum have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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